Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Rocket Game by Orchard Toys

Rocket Game is an excellent game made by Orchard Toys.

As with all Orchard Toys games and puzzles this is designed and manufactured in the UK from strong 100% recycled board. It has really bright colours, modern pictures and chunky pieces that don't bend or come apart during even quite boisterous play. Orchard Toys are built to be played with, and built to last.

Orchard Toys ~ Rocket Game
 

The gameplay for Rocket game seems quite tricky, but it plays very simply and intuitively. The player has a launch pad for their rocket, and has to build a flight path using double sided cards which are decided by the use of a spinner, e.g. spin a spaceman and choose a spaceman card from the table. On the reverse of each card is a vapour trail which may have anything from 0-3 loops.


If you pick out a card with a rocket on the reverse then you look at the colour, and if it matches your launch pad then you place it at the top of your vapour trail. With subsequent turns you try to turn over a rocket belonging to another player to end their vapour trail.


When everyone has ended their trail with their matching rocket then the game is over and the player with the most loops on their vapour trail is the winner, regardless of how many cards or turns it takes to achieve this.




Rocket Game retails at £7.50. It is suitable for 2 - 6 players and the suggested age range is 4-7. It promotes comprehension and understanding of the world, develops language skills and encourages conversation.It teaches turn-taking and links with the National Curriculum Maths Key Stage 1, developing counting and matching skills.
 

We really love this game, it's a real hit and clearly our young boys favourite Orchard Toys game so far. The rocket theme is fantastic and the aliens and planets are brilliant. It is an incredibly quick game and that means the time and investment put in, compared to the chance of winning, gives really positive game play with constant reward throughout. I cannot count how many times we have played this over the last 3 days and everyone enjoys it.

We give it a rare and very much deserved 5/5.



Orchard Toys games and puzzles are available direct from Orchard Toys, or if you prefer to shop offline you can find your nearest stockist on their website





We were sent Rocket Game to review, but the opinions are all our own

20 comments:

  1. Brilliant games! My children will love this!

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  2. Another awesome looking game from Orchard toys, thank you for making my want list even bigger!

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  3. This looks great! love the rocket theme, orchard toys are always really good!

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    1. The rocket theme is brilliant for boys who are 'boys'...your 3 would really like it I think in a couple of years :)

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  4. This looks great - can see someone liking this

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    1. I'd recomend it - especially as with 2 it's so quick! Game before bedtime? No problem ;)

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  5. This looks like a great game Jenny :o)

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    1. It is lovely. We've played it loads, a real hit :)

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  6. oooh, this looks like a good one. Good timing with the kids birthdays coming up soon too

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  7. Aren't Orchard Toys fantastic? And I love the fact that your older son seems to be enjoying it too, even though he's well out of the age range!

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    1. Hahaha....the teenagers really do enjoy playing with the little ones - he was getting really frustrated because he hasn't won a game yet!

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  8. That looks like a great addition to the OT games!

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  9. I LOVE the rocket theme - looks great :)

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    1. The rocket theme definitely is a hit :)

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  10. This looks like such a great game, I really think Bud would love it. It seems to have a different style of game play than I have seen from Orchard Toys before. Oh, and haircuts!

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    1. Yes - haircuts! :D
      It is different actually, it is really quite a 'buzz' and very exciting. I think your son would love it :)

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